Khadung La Pass (Ladakh, India) Reviews
Newest Review: ... altitude. That's when I discovered the dispute over the claim to the distinction of 'highest navigable road'. (By the way, is anyone else wondering what would be the point in being the highest non-navigable road?) According to Wikipedia, the Indians claim the altitude to be 5602m. The Guinness Book of World Records lists 5682m which the Wiki-people suggest is a typo. They note that a group of Catalan scientists with GPS equipment measured the height at a paltry 5359m. Why does it matter? Well if the height claimed by the Indians is correct, then this is the highest navigable road. If it's not and the Catalans and their equipment are corre... more
Customer Khadung La Pass (Ladakh, India) Reviews (1)
by - written on 26/10/06, updated on 31/07/10 (Very useful, 196 readings)
As I take a few days to prepare for my next holiday it struck me that I need to get the reviews of my last one up and posted before I go. So be prepared for a few more Indian reviews in the next few days - sorry about that. ***************************************** 'So, it's like this' said the tour leader enthusiastically. 'We take four-wheel drive vehicles, head uphill for two hours on precarious roads with loads of nauseating hair-pins, occasionally over-taking slow moving lorries on blind corners or pulling over for convoys of army transporters to pass. When we get there you can have a cup of tea, wander around and then drive back for another hour and ... Read the complete review
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